Newstar in Bollywood
Does she have “it”?
There is a new girl on the prowl in Bollywood. International singer from Dubai and former cricket manager Alfeeya has shown her acting prowess with a splendid performance in the soon to be released film on Kashmir called Jihad (produced by Hyder Kazmi and directed by Rakesh Parmaar). She has been bestowed with the best debutant actress award at the recent NRI Achievers Awards held in Mumbai.
Alfeeya says, “I always wanted to begin my career with a thinking topic. Jihad looks at the ongoing militancy in Kashmir from a never-before-seen perspective. Since the film is being screened at various national and international film festivals, I will be recognised as an actor to be reckoned with.”
Looking ahead this beauty is open to mainstream Bollywood projects as well. A versatile actor needs to have a balance of both commercial pot boilers and off beaters in their C V. She is also letting her wings fly globally as well. “The whole world is my oyster, I am open to challenging international and Hollywood projects as well.”
Unlike many other aspiring starlets, Alfeeya does not have a godfather in the Hindi film industry, “I believe in letting my hard work and dedication to the craft speak for itself. I am in talks with a few producers and directors. Fingers crossed, you may hear some good news very soon.”
Apart from films, she is also open to doing classy web series and short films as well. “But only if they are produced by wellknown banners and have a strong role for me. I also don’t like the fact that some of the web content have a unnecessary sprinkling of sex just to win eye balls. I am open to bold roles in films and digital but there should be need for the same in the script and, yes, it needs to be shot aesthetically.”
Besides acting this sexy international vocalist is also set to release her first English single soon. It is a mellifluous song and she is also toying with entering the Hindi music market as well. “I am in touch with some big labels,” she says.